Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

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1923 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 65.00 130 175 235 615 1400 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - 75.00 140 190 300 750 2450 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 937
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/1998 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #191, 191/Lot# 270 $352.00
4/28/2003 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1716, 1716/Lot# 1134 $396.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1657 $1,092.50
8/21/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 15255 $170.50
8/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7575 $188.00
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23046 $176.25
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 582 $7,900.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7556 $399.50
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225151 $1.00


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